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Linlithgow Palace

in Linlithgow off the M9 | Sulisker, Boghall, Linlithgow EH49 7GR, Scotland
+44 (0)1506 842 896
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Ranked #2 of 16 attractions in Linlithgow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Castles, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Architectural Buildings
Owner description: The magnificent ruins of Linlithgow Palace are set in a park beside a loch. Most of the Stewart kings lived here and numerous renovations to the... more » Owner description: The magnificent ruins of Linlithgow Palace are set in a park beside a loch. Most of the Stewart kings lived here and numerous renovations to the palace's grand facades and chambers were carried out as each sought to create the ideal modern palace. « less
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Gharb, Malta
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Worth to visit with lovely views especially when one reaches the top of the tower from where to view country side and loch scenery. The castle also offers 30 min tours explaining the castles history.

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ireland
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170 reviews 170 reviews
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317 helpful votes 317 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Just wonderful. I'd always wanted to visit this palace of the kings of Scotland and I wasn't disappointed. Even though it's in ruins, there's plenty to see and do. There are plenty of nooks and crannies for the kids (or the big kids) to play in and explore and you can even go right up the top of the palace... More

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Austin, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The palace was easy to get to, costs reasonable and exploring was wonderful. the guidebook gives you the background or you can sign up for a guided tour. Loved it!

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Livingston, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Spent the day in Linlithgow a walk round the loch 2.3 miles easy walking with plenty of seats en-route to sit and admire the palace and local wild-fowl. The visit to the palace was a pleasing experience steeped in Scottish history. The Palace in run by Historic Scotland who also run Edinburgh, Stirling and nearby Blackness castles which all have... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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24 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

At first I thoutght this might be a very 'technical' and boring event, - how wrong I was. It was great to see the 'commitment for perfection' from all involved in puting on this annual event. It was without any doubt an event for ALL ages, from 2-102. To watch the Jousting was 'breathtaking' especially once you realise that the... More

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Nutley, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Certainly Linlithgow Castle is my idea of a castle. A shame it had been left in a shambles. A great castle to visit from Edinburgh.

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Tampa, Florida, United States
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42 reviews 42 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Was thoroughly pleased with time spent here. Scale of the ruins is huge with lots of great back stories. Was lucky to attend the jousting demonstration. What a great backdrop for this fun event. Took The train from Edinburgh and was a easy walk to the castle after only a 20 minute ride. Used explorer pass to gain admission.

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Linlithgow palace is a great place to visit at any time, but highly recommend the spectacular jousting event that is on each July. This was our fourth year at the event- fantastic as always! Get a historic scotland membership and you and your family can enjoy this and other days out at incredible prices. A great buy for the summer... More

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Alma Center, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

The history behind the Palace is amazing. It's really a building to see and make sure you take the tour.

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Linlithgow is an extremely relaxing place to visit as it's small and surrounded by lovely countryside with the palace dominating the skyline from its position on a commanding hill. It was the birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots and, as such, is steeped in an evocative atmosphere. No furniture but the scale of the architecture reflects the pride of the... More

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